Tag Archives: James Franco

Now on Canadian Netflix: December 2018

Roma One could make an argument last year's Mudbound was the feature that signalled Netlfix's prestige drama interest, readying their horses for the annual Oscar race. Roma is really the tipping point, a film with the critical momentum to suggest it could actually take the Best Picture statuette. I'd be surprised, simply because it's much… Read More

This Is The End review

Written and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, adapting the short film by Jason Stone, Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse This movie is quite a ride; it's both intrinsically self-indulgent and broadly satiric, celebratory of the juvenile behaviour of men and critical of it. And while it's nowhere near a classic, it's a reliably… Read More

Spring Breakers review

Written and directed by Harmony KorineFrom celebrated American indie iconoclast Korine, responsible for bizarro gems like Gummo and Trash Humpers, Spring Breakers arrives as probably his most broadly accessible work. And people are still going to have big problems with it, because it refuses to be one thing.The picture works as both a celebration of the… Read More

Reactions to the 2011 Academy Awards

Well, no surprises.I didn't think The Social Network would win Best Film, but I did think David Fincher would take Best Director. Don't get me wrong, The King's Speech is a worthy award recipient, but it taking so many categories beyond Best Actor didn't rock my world. Especially Best Original Screenplay. I had my fingers… Read More